In some cases, a patient has lost most, if not all of their upper teeth. These patients often have a very high expectation for results as any artificial teeth placed in the mouth will inevitably breakdown. The All-on-4 implantation technique offers a tooth saving option for patients with significant bone loss that causes a great deal of tooth loss.
The All-on-4 method enables patients to receive fixed tooth replacements which are highly predictable, long-lasting and which do not require bone grafting surgery. This is particularly important for patients who wear dentures well and who experience a high degree of discomfort and increased bone loss. In addition to this, patients who do not wear their removable dentures regularly experience the highest rates of breakdown and require replacement dental implants aside from traditional techniques.
A full upper or lower arch restoration can now be completed in as little as a single surgery in a single setting. Employing the All-on-4 implantation protocol, a dentist can replace a previously worn lower arch with a totally new lower arch. In addition to providing a solution for patients with several teeth missing, this technique is also utilized toServices patients who are scheduled to have a sub-periosteal implant placement but who are unable to do so due to various conditions of their mouth.
The All-on-4 is patented system which includes a titanium implant which is fixed to the bone and which immediately binds with the mucosa, and acts as a new root for the restoration. This new root is able to bear a normal and a securely bonded bridge, or crown, without the need for bone grafting surgery as previously done.
The All-on-4 treatment is a great solution for those patients who are looking for a more conservative treatment for their dental problems, while still having the benefits of being a successful surgery. This treatment results in long-term healthier gums, and reduced or eliminated sensitivity to temperature, food and sweets. Patients who receive the All-on-4 implants experience substantial post-surgical satisfaction as well as a better ability to speak and chew normally. Excellent candidates for the All-on-4 treatment are those who have lost a tooth or teeth to periodontal disease, tooth decay, or an accident; those who are unable to tolerate or who are uncomfortable with removable dentures; and those who desire a fixed replacement tooth that is non-removable and provides maximum anchorage.
As this procedure is non-obtrusive to the natural tooth structure, the success rate for the All-on-4 implant is very high, with many studies showing success rates of above 97%. A bridge that is supported by the abutment teeth is able to support the bridge, and that is one advantage of All-on-4 implants. This allows for the removal of tooth structure without unnecessary alteration of the abutment teeth, which is a beneficial feature for both the patient and the dentist. Since the All-on-4 dental implants are extremely secure, they have no danger of any decay occurring as a result of the dental implant abutments.
Another benefit of being an All-on-4 implant is that it is possible to have the entire surgical procedure done in one single setting. This allows for patients to experience a single surgery and save time and space in their busy lives.
There are many benefits of All-on-4 implants but the most prevalent is the ability to have a fixed replacement tooth that is non-removable, and that provides the same bite force capable of eating with the crowns of the teeth that are traditional bridges, or crowns that are stuck behind the teeth. The traditional bridges are capable of scraping and damaging healthy adjacent teeth that are healthy and exist today. This preventive care is not always possible. By allotting just four implants in the mouth for the replacement teeth, instead of fracturing them, and installing them in the mouth with existing teeth, the All-on-4 implant procedure is effective in preventing complications and promoting long-term oral health.